The three-day International Conference on Mountaineering and Eco-Tourism and Hospitality concluded on June 29, 2019. The President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Chancellor KIU Excellency Dr. Arif Alvi graced the closing ceremony as chief guest.
President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that with tourism activities growing in Gilgit-Baltistan, to preserve region’s natural beauty the concept of eco-tourism should be made.
President Alvi said that local and foreign tourists were attracted to Gilgit-Baltistan and expected to grow more in the coming years.
There are remarkable opportunities for tourism and mountaineering, as the region is blessed with mountains, glaciers, streams, pastures, forests and rich culture.
President Alvi assured Government’s full support to strengthen KIU and provision of assistance in establishment of Karakoram International Institute of Mountaineering.
Governor Gilgit-Baltistan Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon in his speech said, good roads, high speed internet and efficient banking facilities need to be provided to boost up tourism activities in the region.
VC KIU Prof. Dr. Attaullah Shah thanked the honorable President and Chancellor KIU Dr. Arif Alvi for giving time to the closing ceremony of three-day international conference at KIU Hunza.
Dr. Irena Mrak one of the International key note speakers also spoke to the occasion.